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Match Forecast: Manchester City v Manchester United – Title on the line

The runaway leaders know they’re three points away from regaining the league title against their dearest rivals and what better way to claim the title than in front of their home support?

They do have to pick themselves up quickly if they are to win the title this weekend, having been humbled at Anfield in the Champions League in midweek.

Manchester United come off the back of a 2-0 home win over Swansea City – a result which saw them advance two points clear of Liverpool (though they also won away at Crystal Palace 2-1).

Previous meeting

The last time the sides locked horns was back in December. Despite an equaliser from Marcus Rashford in added time of the first half, goals from David Silva, plus a 54th-minute winner from Nicolas Otamendi saw the Cityzens record a 14th successive win to climb 11 points clear.

Team news

The fitness of Sergio Aguero will be checked up upon, having missed the loss at Liverpool in the week. Other than that, everyone else is fit.

Both Sergio Romero, and Daley Blind missed the win over Swansea City. Romero will once again miss this weekends game through injury.

There were indications from Jose Mourinho that there would be a third midfield slot along with Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba – who are likely to start, but who would play in the midfield with them?

Thoughts ahead of the game

Manchester City would be making a massive error if they’re to think about winning the title before the game itself. They must first think about winning the game itself! 

As for Manchester United, their second place chase is far from over with Liverpool breathing down their necks in third.

Can the red side of Manchester delay the title celebrations, or will the light blue side be popping the champagne come 7:15 pm on Saturday?

Prediction

I’m going for a draw as I don’t think Manchester United will give up second place without a fight! Manchester City may have to wait another week to get celebrations underway!

What do you think the score will be? Let us know @Official TFF

Featured Image Credit: Cléria De Souza

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